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Green light for Derriford Community Park funding

The next stage of funding for Derriford Community Park has been approved, paving the way for exciting developments at the planned 140 hectare park, right here in the city. The investments, which total over £500,000, will see the old Poole Farm Dairy renovated and transformed into a learning resource, a new play space designed and […]


Traffic signal problem in Derriford

People travelling to and from Derriford along the A386 Tavistock Road are warned to expect delays heading into rush hour. A utility company has cut through one of our traffic signal data cables, affecting the signal timings. This is causing major congestion and tailbacks and drivers are asked to avoid the area if at all […]


Update on measures to alleviate congestion during Derriford roadworks

We are continuing to monitor traffic flow and adjust arrangements to alleviate congestion as much as possible while work is carried out on the Derriford Transport Scheme. An additional lane will be opened on the northbound approach to Derriford Roundabout (after Sendall’s Way) from tomorrow (Saturday 22 April), following the recent adjustment to traffic lights to […]


Olympic Way and Jubilee Road opened up to help keep city moving

Restrictions have been lifted on two roads in Derriford and West Park to help keep traffic flowing and reduce congestion. Olympic Way, which runs between Tavistock Road and Plymbridge Road, was previously a bus lane but has now been opened to all vehicles. The bus lane was installed as part of the development of the […]


Excavation works to resume on Tavistock Road – joint statement from Devon and Cornwall Police and Plymouth City Council 

Excavation works are to resume on Tavistock Road today, following a further multi-agency meeting yesterday (Tuesday 17 January). A detailed plan has been agreed by all agencies involved, including ordnance specialists, with contingencies in place for managing the safe search, extraction and removal of any further similar devices located on site. It is anticipated that […]


Derriford Hospital bus interchange now two-way

Work to upgrade Plymouth’s second busiest bus interchange is now complete. The road outside Derriford Hospital has been widened to allow buses to travel in both directions – helping to reduce congestion outside the main entrance and making bus journeys to and from the hospital quicker and more reliable. Four additional bus stops have been […]


Update on Tavistock Road works – joint statement from Devon and Cornwall Police and Plymouth City Council

A multi-agency meeting has been held today to discuss the best way of managing works being carried out on Tavistock Road following the discovery of 24 white phosphorus devices last week. Excavation work on the central reserve remains temporarily suspended while partners discuss the potential for more devices to be found at this location and […]


Grenades on Tavistock Road – joint statement from Devon and Cornwall Police and Plymouth City Council

Plymouth City Council has suspended excavation work for the Derriford Transport Scheme following the discovery of more white phosphorus grenades on Tavistock Road today. Ten World War Two grenades were found on Tuesday afternoon and controlled detonations were carried out by the Royal Navy’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team. A further 14 grenades were found […]


Main work set to start on Derriford Transport Scheme

Major improvement works on the A386 Tavistock Road and William Prance Road will get under way on Tuesday 3 January. The Derriford Transport Scheme will reduce congestion along Tavistock Road and provide better public transport, walking and cycling links – improving journey times for all users. Extra lanes will be created and bus priority measures will […]


Marjon Link Road

Double industry thumbs-up for Marjon Link Road

Our new two-way bus link between the University of St Mark & St John and Derriford Hospital has been given the thumbs-up from the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) and the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE). The Marjon Link Road, which opened last September, received a silver award in the CCS National Site Awards after being […]


Moo-ving cows into Plymouth

New residents will be moo-ving into the countryside at Derriford – a herd of young cattle. Duchy College are transporting seven Aberdeen Angus, Simmental and Belgian Blue yearlings from their farm at Camborne to Poole Farm so that they can graze the meadows of Seaton Valley. The arrival of the animals today is another sign […]


Land reserved for country park

Another significant milestone on the road to create a huge country park in Plymouth has been made, thanks to an important land deal. Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust is to transfer ownership of the entire Bircham Valley Nature Reserve to the Council so that it can be part of the new Derriford Community Park. An executive […]


Contractor appointed for Derriford Transport Scheme

Major transport improvement plans for the north of the city have taken a major step forward, with the appointment of the main contractor for the Derriford Transport Scheme. The contract has been awarded to Amey LG Ltd following a competitive tender process and construction work is expected to begin in July. The Derriford Transport Scheme […]


Spreading the lurrve for trees this Valentine’s Day

Tree lovers, incurable romantics and nature lovers are being invited to get mucky on Valentine’s Day… planting trees. The first of 12,000 new trees to be planted in the city’s new country park will go into the ground as hedgerows, as the city’s new country park starts to take shape. Plymouth City Council, together with […]


Preparation work begins for Derriford Transport Scheme

Early preparation works for the Derriford Transport Scheme will get under way tomorrow. The scheme will help to reduce congestion along Tavistock Road and create more road capacity for the extra traffic that will be generated by proposed developments in the area. It will also include better facilities for public transport, walking and cycling. Derriford […]


Work set to start on Derriford Hospital Interchange

Work to upgrade Plymouth’s second busiest bus interchange will get under way next week. The Derriford Hospital Interchange scheme, which has been developed in partnership with Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, will convert the existing one-way bus link through the hospital to allow buses to travel in both directions. It will also create separate taxi and […]


Next step for Forder Valley Link Road

Plans for major transport improvements in the north of the city have taken another step forward with the approval of funding to develop the Forder Valley Link Road scheme. The scheme will unlock growth in Derriford – one of the three major growth areas in Plymouth – by supporting desperately needed homes for hundreds of […]


Green light for improvements to Derriford Hospital bus interchange

Plans to improve Plymouth’s second busiest bus interchange have been given the green light. Planning permission has been granted for the Derriford Hospital Interchange scheme, which will convert the existing one-way bus link to allow buses to travel in both directions. The scheme, which is being delivered in partnership with the Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, […]


Plans submitted for Derriford Hospital Interchange

Plans to improve Plymouth’s second busiest bus interchange have been submitted by the Council. The Derriford Hospital Interchange scheme, estimated to cost just over £2 million, will convert the existing one-way bus link through the hospital to allow buses to travel in both directions. It will also create separate taxi and passenger drop-off points and […]


Apprentice to bring countryside into city

This country girl is heading to the city to make it a bit more rural! Willow Large-Lee is the new apprentice countryside manager who will be playing a crucial part in creating a community park for Plymouth at Derriford. The 18-year-old who studied Countryside Management at Bicton College, which is part of the Cornwall College […]


Help finalise transport improvement plans for Derriford

Detailed plans for improving traffic flow in the Derriford area will be on public display next week. The Derriford Transport Scheme, which will see improvements on the A386 Tavistock Road, aims to reduce congestion and create more road capacity for the extra traffic that will be generated by proposed developments in the area. It will […]


Buses travelling up new Marjon Link Road

New Marjon Link Road now open

A new link road for buses between the University of St Mark & St John (Marjon) and Derriford Hospital has been officially opened today. The road between Plymbridge Lane and Derriford Road has been widened to provide a new two-way link for buses, which allows them to access the university, Nuffield Health and Derriford Hospital […]


New home for City Coroner

The City’s Coroner has a new home near Derriford Hospital, bringing together a number of services to make it easier for grieving families. Building One at Derriford Business Park opens on Monday 18 May following the refurbishment of the building that will now house a Coroner’s Court, a retiring room for jurors, meeting and interview rooms, […]


Improvements for walking and cycling routes to and from Derriford

Plymouth City Council has been awarded £2.46 million from the Department for Transport to improve walking and cycling routes to and from the Derriford area. The project will see a total investment of £3.51 million over the next five years and deliver more than four kilometres of the city’s Strategic Cycle Network. Improved on- and […]


Council approves funding for transport improvements in Derriford area

Plymouth City Council has approved funding contributions towards two major transport improvement schemes for the north of the city. The Derriford Transport Scheme and Derriford Hospital Interchange were recently awarded a total of £11.56 million from the Heart-of-the-South-West Local Enterprise Partnership (HotSW LEP) – the body responsible for allocating funding for large-scale transport schemes across […]


Plymouth secures £12 million for transport improvements in north of city

Plymouth City Council has secured more than £12 million in funding for transport improvements in the north of the city. The Heart-of-the-South-West Local Enterprise Partnership (HotSW LEP) – the body responsible for allocating funding for large-scale transport schemes across Plymouth, Devon, Torbay and Somerset – has awarded the city £12.26 million for three schemes. This […]


Plymotion green travel campaign heading to Derriford

Our Plymotion campaign is getting ready to hit the road for a fourth year after securing £710,110 from the Department for Transport to support smarter travel in the Derriford area. The £990,610 programme will build on the success of the current Plymotion campaign, which has focussed on the corridor between Devonport and Stonehouse in the […]


Transport improvement scheme chosen for Derriford

Plans for improving traffic flow in the Derriford area have taken a major step forward with the selection of a preferred transport scheme for Derriford Roundabout and the William Prance Road junction. The Derriford Transport Scheme is part of a ‘master plan’ of highway improvements that will help unlock development and deliver 9,000 new jobs […]


Work to begin on new link road between Marjon and Derriford Hospital

Work to build a new link road between the University of St Mark and St John (Marjon) and Derriford Hospital will get under way on Monday 8 December. The Marjon Link Road scheme will widen the existing road between Plymbridge Lane and Derriford Road to provide a new two-way link for buses. This will reduce […]


Plymouth secures ‘smarter travel’ funding for the Derriford area

Plymouth City Council has successfully secured £0.71 million from the Government’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF) to support sustainable travel in two of the city’s growth areas. Plymouth’s scheme is one of 44 across the country that will receive a share of £64 million of investment from the Department for Transport (DfT) to deliver environmental, […]